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Hi would roughly 300-500 words per paragraph be suitable for an essay that requires 2000- 2500 words? this is a2 english literature btw. It just on word this nearly takes up an entire page.
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That sounds about right.
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ive just checkd my english lit essay, the paragraphs r like no more than 250 words. 300-500 wud look massive, cnsidering that way ur whole essay wud only have like 6 paragraphs in it and be 4 pages. wats ur title anyway.?
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I've always been taught that 12-16 lines MAX in essays!
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If you use 1.5 line spacing will it matter as much?
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(Original post by red_roses)
If you use 1.5 line spacing will it matter as much?
good point because you have to anyway to format it for examiners.
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1.5 spacing will mean that each paragraph will look even longer.

I can't really comment on A level essays because it's been so long since I did them, but at uni I would usually go for 200-250 words a paragraph. 300 max.
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Has nobody ever told you lot that each paragraph has its purpose; when that purpose has been fulfilled, and only at that point, the paragraph ends, no matter how long it is. The length of a paragraph is not deternmined by some arbitrary line or word count, ever.
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That's massive :O, i do about 150 max per paragraph.

The more it's split up the better.
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(Original post by Good bloke)
Has nobody ever told you lot that each paragraph has its purpose; when that purpose has been fulfilled, and only at that point, the paragraph ends, no matter how long it is. The length of a paragraph is not deternmined by some arbitrary line or word count, ever.
Thats my point really because someone could go over the limit of say 300 words and miss out crucial pieces of information. I can easily go over 300 words without repeating myself or rambling on about a certain idea but i can also put forth an idea under 300 words.
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